April 28,2015   By:Chinahumanrights.org

July 1, 2013

A revised version of the Law for the Protection of the Rights and Interests of the Elderly took effect on July 1, 2013, urging the relatives of elderly people to regularly visit and care for them.

The legislation is part of government efforts to address issues facing China's growing elderly population.

The amended law, adopted last December by the top legislature, specifies that relatives should attend to the needs of their elderly family members and those who live separately from their elderly relatives should visit them regularly.

July 7, 2013

An Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 that burst into flames after it slammed into the runway at San Francisco airport on July 6, 2013.

Chinese President Xi expressed deep concern about the plane crash, offering condolences towards victims.

July 9, 2013

During a research tour to south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region from July 8, 2013 to July 10, 2013, Premier Li Keqiang pledged policy support to help stabilize growth and improve people's lives in this relatively underdeveloped region.

The three-day tour saw Premier Li visit ports, companies, plantations and villages, where he talked with local workers, businesses and farmers to better grasp the current economic conditions in the world's second-largest economy.


July 22, 2013

President Xi Jinping has called for all-out rescue efforts and the prioritization of life-saving measures following a deadly 6.6-magnitude earthquake that jolted Minxian and Zhangxian counties at 7:45 a.m. on July 22, 2013.

Xi asked the Gansu provincial government and relevant departments to carry out rescue work in a timely manner and make their utmost efforts to reduce casualties.

The president urged local authorities to provide assistance for the resettlement of quake victims, strengthen aftershock monitoring and take measures to prevent secondary disasters and minimize losses caused by the quake.


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